Nigeria Govt Warned About Protests If New Minimum Wage Not Set

The Organised Labour has rejected President Bola Tinubu's claims that an agreement had been reached on new national minimum wages in his nationwide broadcast to mark Democracy Day.

Tinubu had announced that the government and labour unions reached an agreement on a new minimum wage.

This comes after labour unions suspended a strike aimed at pressuring the government to increase the monthly minimum wage. The government has offered to double the minimum wage to U.S.$41 a month, against labour's demands for U.S.$168. Tinubu said that his government had negotiated in good faith.

The last minimum wage was set in 2019.

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